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9 Creative Ways to Gift Homemade Sweets

Don't just bake your loved ones something sweet for Sweetest Day; gift it in a fun and creative way, too! Celebrate Sweetest Day by sending everyone you love a sweet treat in a pretty package. Whether you’re thinking cookies or candy, one of these ideas is sure to get your loving and sweet point across.

Bake some of your favorite cookies, candy or cupcakes and present them to your loves in one of these creative ways. And Sweetest Day doesn't just have to be for your sweetheart; you can give these gifts to your friends, family members or coworkers. 


1. Mason Cookie Jars

via realsimple.com

Of course, baking a fresh batch of cookies and sending them to someone you love is the first thought on our minds too. And with all these crafty mason jars lying around our office, we’re thinking packaging them like these from Real Simple is totally a simple way to go!


2. Soda Candy Bouquets

via misskopykat.blogspot.com

Flowers only last so long, but candy… now that could last until the holiday season! Pick up your friends favorite candies and soda and turn a sweet treat into a beautiful bouquet that they won’t want to indulge in… but they still will!


3. Stove Top Cupcake Holders

via etsy.com

Bake a batch of your favorite cupcakes and hand them out to those that mean the most to you. We’re obsessing over these Retro Oven Cupcake Boxes, because they’re adorable, and make the perfect treat for your sweeties!


4. Candied Light Catchers

via cuteeverything.com

Give them a sweet treat that they won’t want to bite into. These Candy Light Catchers can be made with some hard candy (maybe you already have some on hand), and some cute metal cookie cutters. It would be a perfect simple decoration!


5. Plate Packages

via postris.com

Drop off some yummy baked goods to your friends in these simple and cheap paper plate pouches! Feeling creative? You can decorate the bottom of the plate with paint or more washi tape to really make these plates personalized and adorable.


6. Candy Bags

via crate.typepad.com

Pick up some of your friends favorite treats, and rid the commercial package for these DIY candy bags! Plus you can mix and match candies, or even throw in some homemade trail mix for a healthy treat.


7. Hot Chocolate Spoons

via abeautifulmess.com

Hot chocolate is great on it's own, but dip one of these delicious hot chocolate spoons into your decadent drink and you have a whole new level of deliciousness. These Hot Chocolate Spoons from A Beautiful Mess are the perfect treat for the hot chocolate lover in your life. Plus, you can package them on the spoon with some cute celophane or ribbon.


8. Chocolate Bowls

via cyntiashaffer.typepad.com

More of an in the moment sweet treat, these chocolate bowls would make an extra special dessert for your sweet friend even sweeter. And for the more creative, and cooking savvy we’re thinking about mixing in white chocolate and food coloring for a tasty surprise!


9. Love Letter

via diy-creator.com


Write out your feelings for your friend with a silly and sweet love note. You can take one from DIY Creators to her husband, or make up your own. Just dot forget the silly candy puns!


Bonus: Flower Cookie Pot


And if you're not feeling particularly crafty or creative, then send a flower cookie pot from Cheryl's cookies. The buttercream frosted cookies area already made, and the tin makes it the perfect gift to send. We love this smiley face pot that's perfect for every occasion, and sure to put a smile on your love one's face!

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